Jean-Georges at the Connaught

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A happy looking me (mid course, not at the end – rolling out of The Connaught).

I have always wanted to go for afternoon tea, I think its one of those right of passages that everyone should experience at least once a year! I had never had the opportunity until now to go, and I leaped at the chance.

Jean-Georges at the Connaught was an obvious choice, I have dined at the Helen Darozze restaurant and it was divine, so just had to try the afternoon tea!

If you haven’t been, you must go this Christmas – even just for the festive decorations – which, can I mention means an incredible amount of real fir trees lining the staircase, and fabulous lights everywhere in addition to the great atmosphere that comes with this.

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And if you are lucky you might meet a puppy called Mabel in the toilet :).

We went for a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne to accompany our afternoon tea, and I actually really recommend going a bit later – our booking was 4.45, as you it feels more of a dinner / you can roll away to another bar or home afterwards.

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The menu includes:

A pre-afternoon tea bite

Brioche

Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber – Greek yoghurt, lime, mint

Egg Mayonaise – Watercress

H.Foremans Smoked Salmon – Chipotle, coriander and spring onions

Ham & Aged Cheese – Mustard, honey, walnuts

Coronation Chicken – Spiced Chicken Mayonnaise, Coriander

Chocolate Fondue

Pear William

Pastries

Fig
Fig mousse, almond cake

Match Éclair
Raspberry jam, raspberries, matcha, whipped cream

Rocher
Hazelnut praline, milk chocolate

Pear Tart
Pear mousse, caramel

Orange Blossom
Vanilla bavaroise, bitter lemon

Scones

Plain and Raison Scones
Homemade strawberry jam
Lemon curd, Cornish clotted cream

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The Second Course – Dessert Heaven 
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Dark Chocolate Fondue with Pears

It’s an incredibly tasty menu, with rich flavours and looks beautiful – good enough to eat.

You can even take it away in a themed box if you just can’t manage that extra mouthful, and you are even gifted two gorgeous illustrated postcards when you leave.

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My Favourite bite – The Pear Tart

I can’t wait to go back, and taste the festive menu now! Thank you The Connaught, for a wonderful experience.

 

Isabella x

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